Fighting defamation online – AG Opinion forgets that context matters
On 4 June 2019, Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Maciej Szpunar, delivered his Opinion on the Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland case. The case is related to injunctions obliging a service provider to stop the dissemination of a defamatory comment. Looking carefully at this Opinion is important, as […]
Advocate General issues two Opinions on “right to be forgotten”
On 10 January 2019, the Advocate General (AG) Maciej Szpunar delivered two Opinions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that could have far-reaching implications for the “right to be forgotten”, which aims at enabling individuals to lead an autonomous life without stigmatisation from their past actions.
Advocate General: E-lending must be included to the lending rights
In 2015, the Dutch Association of Public Libraries (VOB) started a legal procedure against Stichting Leenrecht, the organisation distributing the remuneration to authors that libraries pay for lending books in the Netherlands. The purpose of the case was to clarify if the European Union’s Rental and Lending Rights Directive covers the lending of electronic books. […]